Come enjoy the fleeting Technicolor of autumn at the Japanese Garden and Washington Park Arboretum on Sunday, October 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the annual fall Maple Viewing. More than 150 maples show off their fall colors.
The garden will have a diversity of activities and entertainment during the event including, traditional and contemporary music by Marcia Takamura and James Jennings, a performance by the Evergreen Glee Club, and a demonstration of “wet on wet painting” by Frances Dunlap and Mari Nakamura. The Puget Sound Bonsai Association will have a bonsai display.
The garden will host educational outreach staff from a number of local gardening organizations, including the University of Washington Botanical gardens, Plant Amnesty, Master Gardeners and Master Composters and Soil Builders. Arboretum Foundation Unit -86 Garden Docents and volunteers will provide public tours, crafts and storytelling.
The event will conclude with a lecture on the broader collection of maples in the UW Botanical Gardens by Horticulturalist David Zuckerman, in the Tateuchi Community Room at 3 p.m.
Entertainment is contingent on weather; seating for the lecture is limited.
This event is hosted by the Seattle Japanese Garden Advisory Council, Washington Park Arboretum Foundation Unit-86, UW Botanical Gardens, Urasenke Foundation Seattle Branch and the Puget Sound Bonsai Association.
For more information, call the Japanese Garden at (206) 684-4725 or visit them on the web at: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/parkspaces/japanesegarden.htm
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